Sergeant Ronald Dalphonse. (The Bulletin Notes).
Sergeant Ronald Dalphonse of the Plymouth, New Hampshire, Police
Department received a call to assist at an unknown medical emergency.
Upon arrival, Sergeant Dalphonse learned that the male patient possibly
was depressed and suicidal. While emergency medical staff attended the
patient, the patient reached into a bag and withdrew a loaded pistol. A
struggle ensued between medical personnel, Sergeant Dalphonse, and the
patient. Sergeant Dalphonse was able to jump behind the patient and
employ a tactical hold to deprive him of the strength and agility to
retain the weapon. The pistol was secured without injury to the patient
or the medical personnel. Sergeant Dalphonse's quick thinking and
action prevented serious injury to the medical staff or the patient.